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Waterford, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Waterford Census Designated Place had a population of 2,904 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Waterford is located at latitude 41.3463 and longitude -72.1293 in New London County. The formal boundaries for the Waterford Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New London County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Waterford Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378344) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Waterford Census Designated Place is located within Town of Waterford, a minor civil division (MCD) of New London County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waterford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Waterford, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,904
Population in Households 2,818
Population in Familes 2,106
Population in Group Qrtrs 86
Population Density1 1,538
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 1,334
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 767
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,432 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 980 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 353 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $236,700
Average Home Value $228,469


Median Household Income $55,308
Average Household Income $76,884
Per Capita Income $35,083
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.16%
Households 0.08% 0.13%
Families 0.75% 0.05%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Waterford, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterford to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 85 41st
Population Density1 # 67 54th
Diversity Index2 # 50 65th
Median Household Income # 105 27th
Per Capita Income # 85 41st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Connecticut Census Data Comparison Tool.